An Incomplete List Of Great Band Names


We Butter The Bread With Butter will NOT be on this list.

Are all the good band names taken? The discussion comes up every time a new band appears on the scene with a questionable name. Of course, the question implies that there are tons of good band names already in use. What better way to show this fact of life than by compiling a short, but by no means complete, list of 50 great band names? This list was compiled by the Toilet Ov Hell community, writers, and myself.

Much like our lists of bad band names, this list of great band names is totally subjective. You’ll agree with some! You’ll disagree with others! You’ll complain that we left off [insert band name here]! You’ll be upset that there aren’t more bands with “Goat” or “Witch” or “Anal” in the name! Well, read the list and sound off in the comments. You know you want to.


Napalm Death
A Fucking Elephant
Party Cannon
The Vomiting Dinosaurs
Dragged Into Sunlight
Bad Acid Trip
Send More Paramedics
Bolt Thrower
Earth Crisis
Mammoth Grinder
Insect Warfare
Ten Yard Fight
Righteous Pigs
Hooded Menace
Celtic Frost
Burnt By The Sun
When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water
The Abominable Iron Sloth
Dog Fashion Disco
Tar Hag
Brutal Truth
Hell Vomit
Goblin Cock
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Killing Joke
Sewer Goddess
Those Darn Gnomes
Alcoholic Russian Bear
Uphill Battle
The Great Old Ones
Wolves In The Throne Room
Sick Of It All
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Zombie Apocalypse
Drug Honkey
Acid Bath
Goat Monsoon
Burning Witch
Plague Bringer
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard

Did you dig this? Take a second to support Toilet ov Hell on Patreon!
  • Howard Dean
  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Where’s Quiet Riot and Stabbing Westward? Also I love that Thrillhouse is on here

    • Joaquin Stick

      Being silent somewhere else and being too far to the West at this point to be considered, respectively.

  • Joaquin Stick

    I’ve always liked the name Intronaut, but it’s not on the same level as “When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water”. Damn that’s awesome.

    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

      Yeah I’d never heard that one before. Older psych rock I will definitely be checking out.

    • Old Man Doom

      -naut suffix >>>>>>>>

  • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

    I always find it funny when I see that band Cancer on a festival lineup. Makes me laugh every time. Just fucking cancer, that’s what we’ll name our band.

  • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ


  • Righteous Jams > Righteous Pigs

  • An elusive, yet charming Finnish shapeshifting animal introduced me to a rill gud band with a rill gud name: Kaison; IRSE!

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Kairon; IRSE! — Ron.

      • Damn, good call. BTW, does it mean something?

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          Something along the lines of: “mumblehumbletrundlejumble”

        • Hans Copronym

          IRSE is Finnish for RSVP, and Kairon never does, so nobody knows if he’ll be having the fish or the chicken.

          • HA! Kairon is the worst!

  • Hans Copronym

    I actually think there JUST might be enough band names with ‘anal’.

    • Berit Dogg

      Now that’s not a list of the best band names in the world…

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover


    • Joaquin Stick

      RAW MOAN

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      Saint Vitus
      Witchfinder General

      • Berit Dogg

        Death. Satan. Johnny Cash.

  • Doom Scientist

    I don’t care for their music, but Deathspell Omega is a pretty cool name.

  • Brock Samson

    No Gay Kiss or Junkie Vomit?

  • Uphill Battle was Danny Walker from Intronaut’s old band. The two album’s they put out are definitely worth a listen.

  • Howard Dean

    What about the Jolly Green Giants or The Shitty Beatles?

    • Lone Biker of the Apocalypse

      Then it’s not just a clever name?

  • Depechemodeisgangsta

    “The Great Old Ones” horrible name band IMO, but amazing music.

    • Berit Dogg


  • Guacamole Jim

    Goblin Cock is a good band name?

    • Berit Dogg

      I’ve checked and no.

  • Waynecro

    Many of these band names make me laugh heartily.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Needs moar Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum.

  • Dark Spirit of Cold Ural Mount


    • Hotdog Clifford


  • Max

    I can’t believe Hellhammer, Black Sabbath and Venom aren’t included on this list! And Slayer.

    Generally speaking, one-word names are always best and sentence-names are always worst, although these days your options are limited.

  • Hotdog Clifford
  • Heliocrat

    A Fucking Elephant is an awful name.

  • Heliocrat

    Not trying to be a hater but at least 50% of those are pretty awful names.
    When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water? Go fuck yourselves.

  • Berit Dogg

    Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat… and Gaye Bykers on Acid.

  • Jeremy Riegel

    Left off my personal fave: LANDMINE MARATHON.

  • Dumpster Lung

    I think I remember seeing this MISTAKENLY placed on the other list a while back. Clearly you intended to save it for this one, though (that or I fabricated that memory and am too lazy to verify):

    Rumpelstiltskin Grinder

    what else though? Demolition Hammer, Bolt Thrower, Judas Priest, Municipal Waste, Dismember, Skeletonwitch, Hammers of Misfortune, Edge of Sanity